CBP to launch six new CEEs in 2013

Building on the success of the existing Centers of Excellence & Expertise,  US Customs has announced that six new CEEs will open in FY 2013:

1. Agriculture & Prepared Products:  Miami, FL

2. Apparel, Footwear & Textiles:  San Francisco, CA

3. Base Metals:  Chicago, IL

4. Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising:  Atlanta, GA

5. Industrial & Manufacturing Materials:  Buffalo, NY

6. Machinery: Laredo, TX

This will bring the number of CEEs to ten.

A vital component of CBP’S Trade Transformation efforts on the import front, “[t]hese virtual centers will provide one-stop processing to lower the trade’s cost of business, provide greater consistency and predictability and enhance CBP enforcement efforts.”

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